It is often difficult to motivate children with childhood apraxia of speech to practice at home or even to cooperate within a therapy session. This webinar will offer suggestions to maximize practice through play. Therapy materials are implemented as well, though paired with play activity. Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol (K-SLP) methods of cueing motor-speech and scripting functional expressive language to include the language of toys and games will be emphasized. Fading cues and scripts as well as teaching successive approximations toward target words and phrases is taught. Parents and caregivers are coached to pair themselves with fun toys and activities, making the speech and language practice activities highly preferred, exciting and successful.
- Discuss methods to keep children motivated to participate in practice for CAS.
- Identify cueing and scripting techniques for motor-speech and expressive language practice.
- Describe how to choose words and phrases to teach, and how to simplify words towards best approximations and ultimately perfection for each child.
Minutes 1 – 15 Introduction and description of challenges to be addressed
Minutes 16 – 30 Choosing words and phrases to teach with play activities
Minutes 31 – 45 Mixing drill with play
Minutes 46 – 60 Implementing and fading cues and scripts toward spontaneous practice
Minutes 61 – 90 Questions/answers